A few words from friends, colleagues, and clients


Mike is an incredible educator, and loyal friend. His passion and enthusiasm has brought consistent success to those programs fortunate enough to have him on their team. Without question, he is an undeniable asset for anyone looking to move forward within the activity.
— Tim Jackson • Battery Coordinator, Rhythm X, Columbus, OH
Mike has the unique ability to motivate at all levels. From his early days with Crown, to the most recent achievements - the smile remains, motivation continues, and the members of the front ensemble receive such a professional experience.
— Jim Coates • Executive Director/CEO, Carolina Crown, Inc., Fort Mill, SC
 
Mike has taken our front ensemble to the next level. His rapport with kids motivates them to higher achievement and performance
— Steve Wessels • Director of Bands, Cedar Park HS, Cedar Park, TX
 
Mike Bishop is one of those rare teachers, who not only has great information and a connection with students, but a keen eye for design. If you’re looking for someone who will dedicate themselves to the improvement of your program, look no further!
— Evan VanDoren • Associate Director of Bands, Cedar Park HS, Cedar Park, TX
 
I have personally watched Mike grow from performer to educator and designer. He has demonstrated success at the highest levels of the activity. He it truly one of the most promising designers/educators in the activity.
— Chad Moore, Esq. • Director/Program Coordinator, United Percussion, Camden County, NJ
Mike Bishop is a consummate professional and a valuable resource for any group. His productions are trendy and highly competitive
— Garrett Scharton • Front Ensemble Faculty Crossmen, San Antonio, TX/Vice President of Business Development, PepWear, LLC, Dallas, TX/Board of Directors, Music for All, Indianapolis, IN
 
After excelling as a performer and leader with Carolina Crown, Mike quickly transitioned into an exceptional educator as a member of our Percussion Faculty. Passion for his craft and the natural rapport he develops with his students combine to produce excellence year after year!
— Kevin Smith • President, Board of Directors, Carolina Crown, Inc., Fort Mill, SC
 
Mike is not only both a DCI and WGI World Champion, but he is also an innovative young talent making his mark as an educator and arranger/designer for programs across the country!
— Steve Ballard • Percussion Director, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria, VA
Mike has had some of the best experiences a marching specialist can have! He has performed with some of the best corps and indoor drum lines in the world. And, as a young teacher, he has spent time with some of the best designers and instructors the activity has to offer. With all of this, Mike is a teacher who brings the experience and know how needed to bring a program to the next level!
— Neil Larrivee • Former Front Ensemble Arranger/Coordinator, The Cadets and The Blue Stars/Director of Education & Product Development, Vic Firth Company, Boston, MA
 

Carolina Crown 2008 Front Ensemble

Members of the Carolina Crown 2010 Percussion Faculty

Members of the Carolina Crown 2010 Percussion Faculty